Collinsville High School believes attendance at school is important to student success. If your child needs to miss school, arrive late or depart early, please use the following procedures:
Calls/emails to the Attendance Office may be made 24 hours/day, but must be made no later than 10:00 am on the day of the absence. (Please note: phone numbers and email addresses used to report an absence MUST match what is on file for parent/guardian contact in the student’s school information.)
To report a documented absence from school:
Contact: Jan Harmon
618-346-6320 ext. 1113 or option 3
To request early dismissal or late arrival to/from school:
Contact: Carmen Baquet
618-346-6320 ext. 1123 or option 4
Absences are marked “unexcused” until written documentation is presented to the Attendance Office. Excused absences (including those due to early dismissal or late arrival) MUST be documented by a medical provider’s note or letter from the court. Transportation issues are NOT excused absences.
To provide written documentation of an absence:
Fax number – 618-346-1387
Email – email@example.com
It is the responsibility of the parent to report the reason for the absence. All requests for reported absences, after the actual absence date(s) MUST be submitted in writing to the Attendance Officer within five days of the student’s return to school. Documentation may be hand delivered to the Attendance Office, faxed or emailed.
All students who are absent for five or more consecutive days MUST provide written documentation from a health care provider for the absences to be considered excused/reported/documented.
To review the complete CHS Attendance Policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Attendance & Parking Privileges
Students are expected to be punctual to all classes and instructional programs.
- Students who receive 15 tardies (cumulative) to ANY class during the course of an academic quarter will have their parking privileges revoked for the duration of the school year.
- Student who receive 10 tardies and/or unexcused absences (cumulative) to FIRST HOUR class during the course of an academic semester will have their parking privileges revoked for the during of the school year.
Attendance & Second Semester Final Exam Exemption Policy
In order to promote positive attendance, positive behavior and reward hard work, students may be exempt from taking second semester final examinations if certain criteria are met. (The full Final Exam Policy is found in the Student Handbook. )
- The student must have NO unexcused absences and NO discipline resulting in in-school suspension, out of school suspension or assignment to the STOP program during the school year.
- The student must have five (5) or fewer (cumulative) absences for the school year.
- If the student is absent the day before exams, he/she will be required to take the exams unless excused by an administrator before the absence.
- School sponsored or sanctioned activities, such a field trips, athletic events, approved college/career days, are exempt from and DO NOT count toward the five (5) day absence total. However, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the teacher of the activity and to make arrangements for the make-up work.
- Absences due to illness, surgery or attendance at a funeral DO count toward the five (5) day exam total.
- Students not enrolled in Collinsville High School for a FULL YEAR are required to take second semester final exams.